04 June 2012

monster trucks / a boys weekend


iphone photography by uncle ray.

my boys left town this weekend to visit family, see our sweet niece be baptized and introduce benji to a real monster truck rally in southern utah. it was the manly event and highlight of the weekend; cousins, uncles and grandpa all joined in. boys will be boys. benji could not wait! i was a bit worried seeing cars get smashed would scar the poor child, but apparently he loved every minute of it. there was even a father / son monster truck team out there. and a monster truck that resembled a dog. at one point, i'm told, a jet engine rigged to the back of a fire engine completely melted another car into oblivion. (fortunately, as benji noted, a real brush rig was on the outskirts ready to tame the flames.) now tell me, who wouldn't want to pay good money to see that?! b tells me he was happy wearing his own ear protection too. last weekend he got his first train ride and now, monster trucks. this turning into a little boy thing is pretty awesome. i just love dan's face in that first picture; just the beginning of introducing his boy to rad guy stuff. in related news, benji has the chorus to cool guys don't look at explosions memorized.

meanwhile i was busy having some girl time; cuddling whitney's new baby, wren (she's here!!), painting furniture (and managing to get paint all over myself), cooling off in the basement and eating out with friends! hello summertime!

6 comments:

Melissa said...

What a great weekend. Okay, confession. My GIRLS would have loved a monster truck rally. :D

Amanda said...

Sounds like a great weekend was had by all! And Dan does look super excited in that first picture :)

Hil said...

Sounds like so much fun! For both you and the boys. ;)

cay said...
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cay said...

At first I thought Dan had grown a long mane for the occasion. Good times!

PS What kind of ear protectors are those? We're looking for some...

Victoria said...

We went to one of these events a couple of years back. My son absolutely loved it. Great to stand up against the trucks and see how huge the wheels are, and with so much noise and fireworks it was such fun.

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